San Francisco Rock Project was born in June 2010, when a group of local families and teacher/musicians banded together to form a nonprofit music school. Thanks to countless hours logged by its many volunteers, a deeply talented, dedicated staff, and a hard-working and gifted group of students, Rock Project quickly established itself as the premier rock-based music school in the Bay Area.
Rock Project is proud to be a nonprofit corporation, with all proceeds being returned to the program — in the form of scholarships and tuition assistance, equipment and facilities maintenance, and staff compensation.
The Lending Library
In May 2012, Rock Project joined forces with local indie rockers tUnE-yArDs to raise money for a “lending library” of musical instruments for students. Any student enrolled in Rock Project can now “check out” guitars, basses and other instruments to take home and try out for a while. No strings attached! Rock Project is poised to launch other innovative new programs for its students over the coming months. So stay tuned! Sorry for the bad puns.
Sincere thanks to our donors and supporters, including:
- Amoeba Records
- Babylon Burning
- Bay View Boat Club
- California Academy of Sciences
- Jewish Contemporary Museum
- Noise Pop
- SF Guitarworks
- SF IndieMart (we miss you, too)
- Steve & Kate’s Camp
- UCSF Mission Bay Hospital
- Whole Foods @ Haight & Stanyan
- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Sincere thanks to our venues:
- Bottom of the Hill
- Brick & Mortar Music Hall
- Hotel Utah Saloon
- Make-Out Room
- Rickshaw Stop
- Thee Parkside
Read more about the Rock Project Staff.
Read more about the Rock Project Board of Directors.
“Good parents wants their kids to be rock stars, right? Right — or at least they should. And there’s no better place to sow a stage-strutting future for young Johnny or Sally than the San Francisco Rock Project, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching kids the musical skills needed to become the golden gods of the next generation.” - SF Weekly, Best Of 2013 (5/29/13)